If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
Meet at 10.00am at The War Memorial Park and Ride and choose your distance - 8 miles or 12 miles. Not a race but a social run for all abilities. No prizes, but delicious mince pies are the traditional finishing reward.
Invitation event - more details on Christmas Cracker web site
London Marathon Club Draw
In the London Marathon Club draw for the two guaranteed entries to the 2016 London Marathon, held at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on 4 November, the lucky winners were Simon Davies and Scott Shepherd. The reserve place was won by Adrian Powell. Unlucky were Martin Gavin, Richard Hands, Joe Kelly and Tara Lambert.
Jaguar Sports & Social Club Membership Renewal
Renewal is due now.
You must take out Associate Membership of the Social Club to use the
changing room and/or bar facilities.
Membership Renewal forms are available from Mark Dalton. You can also download a form by clicking on the link below. Return your completed form with payment to Mark on a Wednesday night or to the Leisure Centre or bar staff. Remember to present your expiring membership card when renewing.
The 2015 cross-country season kicked off on 17 October with the Midland
Cross-Country Relays at Uttoxeter. The National Cross-Country
Relays at Mansfield followed on 31 October.
Northbrook will be looking for promotion from Division 3 in this season's Birmingham & District Invitation Cross-Country League. In the first race on 7 November, where the men's and women's races were staged locally at Newbold Comyn, Northbrook Men's A and B teams were both placed second. Top Northbrook points scorer was Stuart Lumsden who came home fifth. In the women's event Northbrook Ladies were sixteenth.
New to cross-country?
Want to give it a go?
The thirteenth staging of this race on 16 July attracted a field of over 540 entries.
Incorporating both the seventh race in the Warwickshire Road Race League and the Midland Counties 10k Road Championship the event is a major attraction for local athletes.
The race was won by Martin Whitehouse of Notts AC in 32m 43s, who also took the Midland Counties 10k Champs men's prize. First lady home was Stratford AC's Zoe Chandler in 36m 30s, taking the Midland Counties 10k Champs ladies title as well.
Coventry Godiva Harriers won both the Men's and Ladies' Club team prizes.
Northbrook's highest placed finisher was Stuart Lumsden in 25th.
The race organisers again chose to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supported the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.
The 2016 race will be on Sunday 10 July.
Training for Distance?
Sunday morning Club training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon
distances start from the Jag Club at 9am
on Sundays. The weekly
training plans take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to
get you in perfect shape for your race day.
See training plan
The Club's Summer Handicap Series comprises six races, staged
on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September, and
is a hugely popular fixture both for Club regulars and for guests. The 2015
series proved something of a challenge for the handicapper, with 135 taking
part, including 19 guests.
In the sixth and final race on 2 September first home was Rob Cox gaining maximum points for the men. The winner of the ladies' race and coming in 6th overall was Corinna O'Connor.
The series winner for the ladies is Gemma Darby with a one-point advantage over second placed Clare Weir.
Brian Hewetson maintained his earler lead to win the men's series, comfortably ahead of 2nd placed Andrew McConville.
More details Series results
A range of Club branded running apparel is available to
purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 2 November.
Runners of the Month
Two half-marathon PBs
Service to the Club with Monday and Wednesday training
Northbrook AC has been named as
Club of the Year by the organisers of the 2015 Coventry
Half-Marathon in a competiton open to all
local running clubs. Clubs were invited to submit details of their activities
and the support they could offer to the half-marathon which takes place on
A spokesperson for the organisers GO2 said: "We were really impressed with your application and think you will be an excellent addition to the Coventry Half Marathon".
Mark Baker, Club Secretary said: “Northbrook Athletic Club is excited to be selected as the Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon Club of the Year. The friendly atmosphere at Northbrook encourages runners of all abilities to reach their goal."
Northbrook's welcoming atmosphere and the training plans specially
designed for the
Myton Hospice runners contributions to the Club's success.
In return, to show our support, we agreed to provide at least 10 volunteers on the day to help with marshalling, drink stations, etc., and to provide pacers for various groups.
More details on the Coventry's Half-Marathon website.
Coventry Half-Marathon Northbrook results
Northbrook Gives Boost to Myton Challenge Events
Once again Northbrook AC and Coventry Myton Hospice have teamed up to help
entrants to Myton's running challenge events. Starting now, there's
a specially tailored half-marathon training programme for the Coventry Half-Marathon
Then, for the Spring, there's a 10k training programme for entrants to the Northbrook 10k on Sunday 10 July 2016.
Coventry Myton are Northbook's charity partner for the 2016 race. See training programmes ..
Northbrook Eggheads in Sphinx Quiz Success
Guests Northbrook took the winners' prize by a comfortable margin at the Sphinx AC quiz night on 19 June. The winning team of Steve Turvey, Richard Hands, Richard Cawley, Spencer Davies and Tracy Cox were rewarded with bottles of wine and chocolates. Joint 3rd placed Damian Pharoah, Mark Baker, Corinna O'Connor, Tom Miller and Terry Moynihan just missed a podium prize on a tie-break - guessing the price of 1st and 2nd class stamps incorrectly, despite scoring zero on an earlier 'risk round', where one wrong answer wiped out the score for that round.
Thanks to Sphinx for hosting an enjoyable event in which 18 teams took part.
A Corker of a Run for Deavy
Amanda Deavy's run of success continues with another superb performance
over the half-marathon distance, running in the Cork,
Ireland half-marathon on 1 June.
Invited to take part by the race organisers in conjunction with Coventry City Council as a result of her leading lady finish at the 2015 Coventry Half-Marathon, Amanda repaid the honour by taking the 2nd lady prize in a time of 1:24:47.
Co-sponsored for the race by Northbrook AC, Amanda said "I am a very happy bunny, despite the wet and windy conditions". Travelling companion Nobby Northbrook was equally pleased.
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed - Again
Running a superb 3:01:15 Ladies
Club Captain Amanda Deavy set a new ladies'
club record for the distance at the Manchester Marathon on 19 April.
Already club record holder for the distance (set at the Abingdon marathon
in October 2014) Amanda knocked more than 7 minutes off her previous
best time, and finished 4th LV35.
See all Club records
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. At the half-way stage Amanda Deavy
has taken over the top of the ladies' table, with Martin Winch edging
ahead at the top of the men's listing. Rachel Meredith leads the senior
ladies, with Amanda Deavy and Sarah McNaney heading the ladies' vets
tables. Mike Wheeler and Peter Fellows head up the vets' table for
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2015
Warwickshire Road Race League - Win for Northbrook
A series of 11 middle-distance road races starting with the Massey Easter
5 mile in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in September.
Amanda Deavy takes FV35 honours at the top of the FV35 table, whilst Stuart Lumsden and Pete Fellows are the highest placed Northbrook men, being placed fourth and fifth in the senior and MV55 men's tables respectively. In the team placings, Northbrook Men are 4th; Northbrook Ladies are also placed 4th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.